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Actor Brad Pitt has praised the plant-based menu served at the Golden Globes ceremony at the weekend.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which runs the awards, made a last-minute menu swap, ditching all animal foods, in a bid to be more sustainable.

Joaquin Phoenix

According to reports, the move was inspired by vegan actor and animal rights advocate Joaquin Phoenix, with unnamed sources reportedly telling Variety magazine that ‘Phoenix suggested the idea to the Globes, and played a key role in persuading them to make the switch’.

Phoenix – who picked up the gong for best Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his role as Arther Fleck in Joker – praised HFPA in his acceptance speech.

“First I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change, it’s a very bold move, making tonight plant-based,” he said.

‘All for the vegan thing’

And the menu was popular among other attendees, with Brad Pitt – who scooped the Best Supporting Actor gong for his role Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – said he was ‘all for’ the menu.

“Yes, I’m all for it, it makes sense because everyone can eat vegan, but not everyone can eat a steak,” he told the Associated Press.

“By the way, when they do steak, it’s never that good. And what they like to do a lot is fish, which I never understand because then everyone’s walking round with fish breath. So I’m all for the vegan thing.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.